X2 on Netflix

We consume so much of everything from food, to trees, to resources, to data, to literally anything that can be packaged and sold to us. We aren’t grateful for this plentitude. We are dissatisfied at what we don’t have and what others have.

Yet in this avalanche, gorging and drenching ourselves instantly with this and that, we enjoy nothing.

Whatever we are consuming at this moment, the mind has us focused on what someone else might or is consuming and the next big thing that we could get. So we never appreciate the thing we have now. We can even watch films at x2 speed on Netflix so we can binge even more! Just think about that for a second, speeding up something just to have more, regardless of whether it has any value or not. We have supersized life to be more miserable, depressed and addicted than any human has been.

No one sees the insanity because we are so deeply unconscious in thought of ‘what’s next?’.

We could choose instead to be grateful, to be content in the moment, to enjoy something and live life at the speed of now, still and silent.

Can’t rely on things

There is nothing bad about enjoying things, things that bring us joy and make our moment better. However, if we attach something more to it, then we will always be left disappointed.

Our inner peace is a state that is not affected by anything external unless we choose it to be so.

When we get the new car, the bigger house, the bigger salary etc, if we have attached our fulfilment to reaching this goal and happiness, then there will always be something more and more and more that we can get and own.

If we are content and at peace, before the new ‘thing’ comes, then we are more than likely going to be after it has arrived, as the ‘thing’ is of no consequence to our state, again unless we choose it. If we are not content and not at peace, the same applies, we will not be content or at peace after whatever ‘thing’ arrives.

Just have joy as a permanent option within, silencing the mind and ego, and things can add to that joy, but like every form, they are temporary and not be relied upon for our happiness.